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The Australasian Tour heads north this week to Queensland for the Australian PGA Championship at the Palmer Coolum Resort. This will be the last year of the resort hosting the event. It has been here since 2002 however a new home will be found for 2013. Palmer Coolum Resort is owned by mining magnate Clive Palmer. He has painted the fairways of the course with signage advertising his own companies. There is even a life-size Dinosaur replica next the 10th tee. Clive and the Australian PGA have been at logger heads for some time. The course is a Par 72 and measures 6850 yards. Players will need to plot their way around this course as there are many well positioned bunkers that are sure to cause a few problems. Water also comes into play on several holes. The Australian PGA Championship dates back to 1905 and over the years has had many big name winners such as Gary Player, Sam Torrence, Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. Looking at the winners board since 2002 you will notice that all ...
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Daniel Popovic shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of an Australian PGA Championship marked by lesser-known golfers dominating the marquee players.
Popovic, outside the top 1,000 in world rankings, had a 54-hole total of 13-under 203 on the Palmer Coolum Resort course. Fellow Australian Andrew Brown, who has never won as a professional and...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer Golfers at the Australian PGA Championship might feel as if they are going back in time.
Way back in time.
The new owner of the Palmer Coolum Resort has erected a 26-foot mechanical T-Rex between the ninth green and 10th tee, which flips its tail and opens its mouth for a menacing roar when anyone approaches. The owner, billionaire...